A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has promised there will be no repeat of the transfer saga which surround key striker Luis Suarez last summer. Suarez has been linked with a €70 million move to Real Madrid.
“The last conversation I had with Luis we spoke a lot and I know he is very happy here - Whether it’s Luis or any other player, there is no excuse (for wanting to leave) now,” said Rodgers.
Rodgers has also revealed that he thinks the striker has made him a more effective manager, suggesting the player challenges him every single day he wakes up in charge of the club.
“For me, he has challenged me every day of my life, he's done everything that you would need to do at the top level of the game as a player. He is a winner, his determination is unique, he is absolutely relentless,” said the boss.
Suarez has piled the praise onto skipper Steven Gerrard, arguing that he’s the best player in Liverpool’s history and the best player he’s ever played with.
“He's the best player in Liverpool history for me and I can say he's the best player I play with as well. He's the captain because he's helped the team, he helps the players, the staff, helps everything,” said the Uruguayan.
TalkSPORT has suggested that Liverpool could find it difficult to do a deal for Valencia star Dani Parejo. A report on talkSPORT’s website has revealed that the player has offers from other clubs while mentioning Valencia as being keen to extend his contract.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has revealed his belief that the current crop of players is ready for the Champions League. Liverpool qualify automatically for next season’s group stage after finishing second in the Premier League.
“I think the performances against the likes of Manchester City show we are ready for the Champions League,” Allen is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool youngster Conor Coady says he’s hoping to replicate the fortunes of Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan next season, hoping that he’ll get a chance to impress under Brendan Rodgers.
“You have seen what the manager does - he gives young lads a chance. Hopefully I can carry on working hard, carry on improving and we'll see what happens,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
In other news, former Liverpool goalkeeper David James has reportedly declared himself bankrupt. The former England international only retired from competitive action a year ago but has reportedly wracked up debts following his divorce from his former wife.